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Joseph Black

Joseph Black was a Scottish physicist and chemist, known for his discoveries of magnesium, latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide. He was Professor of Anatomy and Chemistry at the University of Glasgow for 10 years from 1756, and then Professor of Medicine and Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh from 1766, teaching and lecturing there for more than 30 years... Read More

Born16 April 1728
Bordeaux, France
Died6 December 1799 (aged 71)
Edinburgh, Scotland
FieldsMedicine, physics, chemistry
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